Fabian Demicoli

SEPA information session on 26th March


The aim of this seminar is to explain the practical
implications of the SEPA Regulation for businesses, thereby assisting
participants to assess their state of preparedness for migration to SEPA by 1
February 2014, and to guide businesses on the actions which need to be taken to
achieve such compliance within the stipulated timeframe.

This seminar is
intended to all those business which originate or receive payments by way of
credit transfers and/or direct debits as well as providers of ICT services to
such businesses.

Background Information

Following the introduction of euro notes and coin, the
EU banking industry, strongly supported by the European Commission and the
European Central Bank, has been working to develop harmonized schemes for
electronic payments in euro within the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA). The
aim of the SEPA project is to improve the efficiency of cross-border payments
in euro, and turn existing fragmented national markets into a single
pan-European market, adhering to the same set of rules and standards for the
execution of credit transfers and direct debits.

In February 2012, the EU adopted Regulation 260/2012
(the SEPA end-date Regulation), establishing technical and business
requirements for credit transfers and direct debits in euro, and stipulating 1
February 2014 as the deadline for compliance with these provisions. This means
that as of that date, all existing national schemes for euro credit transfers
and direct debits must be replaced by SEPA-compliant schemes.

Topics on Agenda

The information session will cover the following
topics:

Introduction to SEPA, its
objectives and benefits

Impact of SEPA on
businesses

Progress achieved so far in
Malta

Preparing your business for
SEPA

Migration Migration from an
IT perspective

 

Venue:
Chamber of Engineers Premises, 127, Professional Centre, Sliema Road, Gzira

Date:
26th March, 2013 at 4pm       FREE OF
CHARGE!

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